Arthur Graeme SLAGHT

SLAGHT, Arthur Graeme, K.C., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Parry Sound (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 3, 1877
Deceased Date
January 21, 1964
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Slaght
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=339ad30d-349a-4fcc-a96a-36339cc6ec63&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Parry Sound (Ontario)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Parry Sound (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 182)


April 10, 1945

Mr. SLAGHT:

Has the general been nominated yet?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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April 10, 1945

Mr. SLAGHT:

What right had he to lay

down the rule for that command?

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April 10, 1945

Mr. SLAGPIT:

Mr. Chairman, with reference to the first matter dealt with by the hon. member for Broadview, for his benefit and for that of hon. members generally in the committee, lest a wrong impression might have been left in their minds, let me say that any members of the armed forces in the Toronto district, to which the hon. member referred especially, who are in trouble, may have the benefit of legal advice and defence in any of the courts, from the police courts through to the assize courts. That service is rendered without charge, by reason of an arrangement with the benchers of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the York County Law Society, whereby they have brought into being a list of junior members of the bar who are willing to volunteer their services, when called upon by a crown attorney, magistrate or judge, to act without fee in the defence of any member of the armed forces. So far as the Toronto district is concerned there need be no apprehension about that, and I believe-the Minister of Justice would know better than I-that the dominion law society across Canada have made somewhat similar arrangements in all the great cities. My friend from Vancouver will know.

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April 10, 1945

Mr. SLAGIIT:

It is true of Montreal, and the law society have taken the initiative to see that no young man right across Canada goes undefended because he has not the money.

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April 6, 1945

Mr. SLAGHT:

Let me say to the hon.

member I shall spend only a moment on the exact point he is discussing, because he referred to the fact that this matter was dealt with at Quebec. He heard the Prime Minister tell the house exactly what Canada arranged at Quebec. I am just going to read that, and it makes it crystal clear what the position is; then I am going to sit down, and if the hon. gentleman wishes to go on I do not want him to feel that I desire to cut him off. Will he give heed to this, as reported at page 434 of Hansard:

The matter was discussed in principle at Quebec. It was agreed at that time that the actual form and extent of the Canadian forces to be engaged could not be finally settled until the strategic situation, which will exist after European hostilities have terminated, could be assessed with greater accuracy, and that when that time came the appropriate Canadian contribution to the defeat of Japan would be

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determined with United Kingdom and United States authorities in the light of the situation then existing.

So I conclude by saying that the hon. member, having indicated that he knew the matter had been determined at Quebec, was putting a purely cheap political question to the young parliamentary assistant when he endeavoured to ask him about token force or no token force, because he well knew, unless he had forgotten it-I should like to think he had forgotten it-that the position I have indicated to the committee was exactly the position agreed to at Quebec.

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